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The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the He...
by , Alex LaGory

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

March 17, 2016

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<DIV><B>2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner </B><BR /><BR /> Brew your own kombucha at home! With more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want — for a fraction of the store-bought price. This complete guide, from the proprietors of Kombucha Kamp, shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink’s history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!).<BR /><BR /> “This is the one go-to resource for all things kombucha.”<BR /> — Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award–winning author and host of Travel Channel’s <I>Bizarre Foods </I></DIV>
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond

Language

English

Pages

528

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p>"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates</p><br />In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, <em>New York Review of Books</em>) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, <em>Guns, Germs, and Steel</em> chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
Eating Animals
by Jonathan Safran Foer

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

October 14, 2009

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<b>Part memoir and part investigative report, <i>Eating Animals </i>is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name.</b><br /><br />Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices-but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.<br /><br />Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill.<br /><br />Part memoir and part investigative report, <i>Eating Animals</i> is a book that, in the words of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers" -and a must-read for anyone who cares about building a more humane and healthy world.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping
by , Laurie Herboldsheimer

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 04, 2010

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<p><i>The buzz on beekeeping.</i></p><p><i>The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beekeeping</i> has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off- season.</p>
Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir
by Jennifer McGaha

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<p><strong>When life gets your goat, bring in the herd</strong></p><p>Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it "date night." Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account.</p><p>When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer's life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land.</p><p>Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, <em>Flat Broke with Two Goats</em> blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.<br /></p>
Fiery Ferments: 70 Stimulating Recipes for Hot Sauces, Spicy Chut...
by , Christopher Shockey

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<DIV>The authors of the best-selling <I>Fermented Vegetables</I> are back, and this time they’ve brought the heat with them. Whet your appetite with more than 60 recipes for hot sauces, mustards, pickles, chutneys, relishes, and kimchis from around the globe. Chiles take the spotlight, with recipes such as Thai Pepper Mint Cilantro Paste, Aleppo Za’atar Pomegranate Sauce, and Mango Plantain Habañero Ferment, but other traditional spices like horseradish, ginger, and peppercorns also make cameo appearances. Dozens of additional recipes for breakfast foods, snacks, entrées, and beverages highlight the many uses for hot ferments. </DIV>
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
by J. Kenji López-Alt

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English

Pages

962

Publication Date

September 21, 2015

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<p>A <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<br /><br />Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award<br /><br /><br /><br />"The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—<em>New York Times Book Review</em></p><br /><p>Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)—and use a foolproof method that works every time?</p><br /><p>As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In <em>The Food Lab</em>, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new—but simple—techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.</p>
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
by David Quammen

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English

Pages

591

Publication Date

October 01, 2012

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<p>"[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner, <em>New York Times</em></p><br /><p>The next big human pandemic—the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza—is likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event “spillover” and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. He illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told. <em>Spillover</em> reads like a mystery tale, full of mayhem and clues and questions. When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? From which innocent host animal will it emerge? Will we be ready?</p>
The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed ...
by Curtis Allen Stone

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

December 14, 2015

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<div><p>There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.</P><p><I>The Urban Farmer </I>is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include:</P><p> Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets<p></P><p>Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, <I>The Urban Farmer </I>is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.<p><B>Curtis Stone </B>is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.<BR></div>
EAT HOT...LOOK HOT: The Starter Cookbook: The Beginner’s Guide ...
by Alessandra Solis

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English

Pages

142

Publication Date

March 24, 2018

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<h2>Want to lose weight without sacrificing taste or the foods you love? It's time to replace your cravings and look hot with a spicy new cookbook. </h2><p>Do you struggle to lose weight? Are you tired of falling off one failed diet to another? Do your food cravings stand in the way of your fitness goals? Culinary expert and journalist Alessandra Solis spent three years perfecting her nutrition program that supercharges metabolism without sacrificing taste. And now she’s here to share her scientifically-crafted meal plans so you can cook your way to a slimmer tomorrow. </p><p><i>EAT HOT...LOOK HOT™: The Starter Cookbook</i> contains exclusive recipes designed to get your metabolic furnaces roaring in four distinct phases. With simple step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn to combine everyday ingredients with Solis’s customized fat-burning spice blends. From full meals to savory snacks and decadent desserts, you’ll add a world of new flavors to your kitchen while shaving inches off your waistline. </p><h3>In <i>EAT HOT...LOOK HOT™: The Starter Cookbook</i>, you’ll discover:</h3><ul><li>60 easy recipes containing the natural foods and spices you need to achieve rapid, sustainable weight loss</li><li>The fundamentals of the Four Phase Induction Plan to help jumpstart your metabolism </li><li>Strategies for tweaking each meal to burn off excess fat and curb your hunger </li><li>The common Asian root you can sprinkle on any dish to shed more pounds </li><li>Lushly colorful photographs of mouthwatering dishes including Spicy and Succulent Apricot Chicken, Ginger Teriyaki Salmon Dipped in Spicy Sauce, Jalapeño-Spiced French Fries, and much, much more!</li></ul><p><i>EAT HOT...LOOK HOT™: The Starter Cookbook</i> is the must-have companion to Alessandra Solis’s weight-loss bestseller. If you like easy-to-prepare recipes, time-saving meal plans, and thoroughly researched methodologies, then you’ll love Alessandra Solis’s spicy formula for slimming down. </p><h2><u>Buy this spicy new cookbook to turn up the heat on your weight loss today! </u></h2>

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